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Remember, Remember, the Eighth of November

Today, we have an election that enables us, the American people, to avert disaster and choose a better path, to follow what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. The world is watching. (If you need a distraction, keep busy by writing your own “The Eighth of November” lyrics, based on the English folk song "The Fifth of November." Anyone who submits a 2016 version will get a free copy of your chosen book from the This World of Ours series.

By |2016-11-08T16:43:27-05:00November 8th, 2016|Berkshire Blog|5 Comments

Super Tuesday: Read about the US political system as a model for the world

Two articles for Super Tuesday, Primary Day in 13 US states, from our 2008 Global Perspectives volume. We plan to bring this three-volume set up to date soon, and perhaps to revive the website www.LoveUSHateUS.com, as the world really is looking at America now, incredulous and horrified. But our political system has been a model, especially

By |2016-05-05T15:06:13-05:00March 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No Adverbs, Please, Mr. Xi

Tonight, the president of the People’s Republic of China, XI Jinping, will give the only policy speech of his first state visit to the United States. Below you’ll find a link for the live feed from the dinner taking place in Seattle. This has reminded me of the time I heard Mr. Xi speak in Washington DC.

By |2015-09-30T07:35:58-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

CHINA Town Hall comes to the Berkshires, Karen Christensen to speak

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) is mentioned in the opening to today’s New York Times feature on Chinese president XI Jinping's first state visit to the United States. The #NCUSCR has been at the center of US-China people-to-people exchanges since 1966, and is soon coming to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

By |2015-09-22T06:36:07-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments
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